I am a just a wee bit proud of my latest craft project: a 1957 Vogue children’s jumper in mock rib stitch.
I haven’t knitted, or done any craft, since DS5 was a baby. Where has the time gone? Inspired by watching my neighbour’s daughter-in-law crochet over Christmas, I decided to take up the knitting needles again.
I am finding this can be a frugal hobby, if you use up existing wool you have and/or buy at op shops like I do. If you end up heading to Lincraft and stocking up on the latest yarns it can be more expensive. I find it is a good way to relax – almost meditative, and I if I concentrate enough and get into the rhythm I can actually do some basic Buddhist chants while I knit.
But mostly I am just happy I finished this, especially as I got a bit sidetracked with another project. So it took me four months, but now I have a stylish handmade jumper for my handsome son. He has had a bit of a growth spurt since I started, but thankfully it still fits him. And he was happy to unwrap this ‘present’, even if he only wanted to wear it for a short time.
Now all I have to do is finish a scarf for a present, then make a jumper for Little A. For months he has been giving the cutest look ever and saying “can you make me a jumper tomorrow?” If only it was that quick.